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Unclear what this transaction means for the future of the track.

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Mercedes-AMG Buys 25 Percent Share in MV Agusta

AMG to cooperate with motorcycle manufacturer. ...

AMG to cooperate with motorcycle manufacturer.

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Must Watch: New Interactive Honda Civic Type R Video

Dive into both ends of the Civic spectrum. ...

Dive into both ends of the Civic spectrum.

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World Premiere: The GTRS4 Wide Body for the BMW F82 M4

California-based tuning shop GTRS4 Wide Body for the BMW F82 M4 is celebrating their 10 year anniversary this year and to commemorate this occasion they are launching a special edition BMW M4. Dubbed GTRS4, the wide body M4 is made of full lightwei...

California-based tuning shop GTRS4 Wide Body for the BMW F82 M4 is celebrating their 10 year anniversary this year and to commemorate this occasion they are launching a special edition BMW M4. Dubbed GTRS4, the wide body M4 is made of full lightweight carbon composite and the design and development took place in-house. The idea was first conceived on a blank sheet of paper where the Vorsteiner designers took into the consideration the previous historical wide body editions such as GTRS3 based on the E92 M3, to show a lineage in both Vorsteiner design language, functionality and performance.

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The idea behind the car was to keep the original design lines while molding the wide body kit. Vorsteiner says it was not enough just to make the widest possible fender as it was also dictated by the ability of the wheel to turn while under load at high or low speeds. Once the design was sketched and finalized on paper, the engineers 3D scanned the entire M4 body using Blue Light Laser Technology. With the 3D renderings, Vorsteiner digitally surfaced the new body panels and created CNC rapid prototypes to fit on the vehicle.

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The most crucial step was the rear quarter panels in order to achieve the perfect contour. In order to effectively create, readjust and improve this shape, the Vorsteiner in-house master craftsmen utilized traditional clay modeling to achieve seamless and fluid proportions. The design and engineering team worked in tandem to ensure the wider fenders and wheels were functional, therefore the air ducts were designed for optimal cooling towards the front brakes, while paying attention to aerodynamic ventilation for the inbound air to exit.

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The front fenders have a total span of 4 inches while the rear quarter panels sit 7 inches wider than its original form. Quite a wide body for an M3/M4. To round up the looks, 3-Piece Forged wheels in 20×10.5J and 20×13.5J respectively were fitted to the 275 and 345 width tires. The vehicle is also fitted with Pirelli’s signature P Nero tires for optimal traction and performance.

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Aiming to also improve the ride quality, the GTRS4 features KW Suspension’s sleeve kit allowing for height adjustment as well as keeping the original BMW Dynamic Drive features. Last but not least, the GTRS4 gets an impressive power bump by using ESS Tuning’s E-Tronic: 550hp to the crank.

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 The Special Edition GTRS4 Package Includes: Carbon Fiber Front Bumper with an Integrated Front Splitter Element Carbon Fiber Wide Front Fenders with Ventilation (2 inches wider each side) Carbon Fiber Aero Side Blade Elements Carbon Fiber Wide Rear Fenders (3.5 inches wider each side) Carbon Fiber Rear Bumper with an Integrated Rear Diffuser Element Vorsteiner 90mm Quad Exhaust Tip Finishers (Options: Brushed | Diamond Black) Vorsteiner Embroidered Colored Floor & Trunk Mat Set Vorsteiner Chrome Trunk Badging GTRS4 Forged 3-Piece Wheels, 20×10.5J | 20×13.5J in Gloss Brushed Shadow  Technology Partners: Pirelli Tires KW Suspension Meguiar’s Brembo | Race Technologies ESS Tuning KI Studios Gold & Co. London The article World Premiere: The GTRS4 Wide Body for the BMW F82 M4 appeared first on BMW BLOG

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SEMA Project: Bella 2014 M4 by Zima Motorsports

Chicago-based Zima Motorsports unveil their own project for the 2014 SEMA show. Based of the new BMW M4 Coupe, the project was dubbed Bella and features the Alpine White sporty coupe. Work began nearly two months ago and a wide array of aftermarket p...

Chicago-based Zima Motorsports unveil their own project for the 2014 SEMA show. Based of the new BMW M4 Coupe, the project was dubbed Bella and features the Alpine White sporty coupe. Work began nearly two months ago and a wide array of aftermarket parts were added to the M4, starting with the Zima Motorsports 4-Point Roll Cage, Sabelt GT-300 Seats and Sabelt 6 Point Safety Harness. Vorsteiner also contributed to the project with their GTS front spoiler and rear diffuser.

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Other additions include chrome accents painted black and the KW H.A.S kit to give the car to proper lowering and aggressive look it needed. Here is a photo gallery along with the full mods list: KW H.A.S Kit CCW Wheels w/ Nitto Invo Tires Zima Motorsports 4-Point Roll Cage Sabelt GT-300 Seats Sabelt 6 Point Safety Harness BMW Performance Mirror Caps Vorsteiner GTS Front Spoiler Vorsteiner GTS Rear Diffuser S55 JB4 Tune Zima Motorsports Catless DPs APEX Wheel Stud Conversion Kit

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The article SEMA Project: Bella 2014 M4 by Zima Motorsports appeared first on BMW BLOG

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SEMA Project Bella 2014 M4 by Zima Motorsports

ZIMA Motorsports presents their 2014 BMW M4 build for SEMA 2014: SEMA is on the forefront for many manufactures out there bringing out the best of the best. Our car will be featured in the CCW Wheels / Weld Racing booth #24957 Project Bella has been...

ZIMA Motorsports presents their 2014 BMW M4 build for SEMA 2014: SEMA is on the forefront for many manufactures out there bringing out the best of the best. Our car will be featured in the CCW Wheels / Weld Racing booth #24957 Project Bella has been being built for SEMA since the arrival of the car about 2 months ago. We first started out with creating a set of our very own DP’s and from their the project kicked off. The car’s exterior features a number of modifications including CCW wheels 19×12 Rears, Vorsteiner Aero Package, chrome accents painted black, and the KW H.A.S kit to give the car to proper lowering and aggressive look it needed. Modifications: KW H.A.S Kit CCW Wheels w/ Nitto Invo Tires Zima Motorsports 4-Point Roll Cage Sabelt GT-300 Seats Sabelt 6 Point Safety Harness’ BMW Performance Mirror Caps Vorsteiner GTS Front Spoiler Vorsteiner GTS Rear Diffuser S55 JB4 Tune Zima Motorsports Catless DPs APEX Wheel Stud Conversion Kit

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Vorsteiner F82 M4 GTRS4 Widebody Revealed

Vorsteiner reveals their F82 M4 GTRS4 Widebody ahead of the SEMA debut next week. The Special Edition GTRS4 Package Includes: ...

Vorsteiner reveals their F82 M4 GTRS4 Widebody ahead of the SEMA debut next week. The Special Edition GTRS4 Package Includes:

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2014 Roush Ford F-150 SVT Raptor: Around the Block

What a fantastically bad idea. ...

What a fantastically bad idea.

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Nine Lessons You Learn in a Lamborghini Huracan LP610-4

Get good with these before spending a weekend in a Huracan. ...

Get good with these before spending a weekend in a Huracan.

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Photo Comparison: F86 BMW X6 M vs E71 BMW X6 M

We bring you a photo comparison of the new F86 BMW X6 M and the E71 BMW X6 M. In 2009, BMW surprised the premium SUVs market with the launch of the E71 BMW X6 M, an all-wheel drive SUV on steroids delivering a peak 555 horsepower from a new V8 TwinTu...

We bring you a photo comparison of the new F86 BMW X6 M and the E71 BMW X6 M. In 2009, BMW surprised the premium SUVs market with the launch of the E71 BMW X6 M, an all-wheel drive SUV on steroids delivering a peak 555 horsepower from a new V8 TwinTurbo engine. The second generation F86 X6 M picks up where the predecessor has left off and builds atop a successful recipe. Judging by the photos below, the new X6 M is more confident, more athletic and stands out even more with its lower center of gravity than its predecessor.

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Compared with the E71 X6 M, the F86 BMW X6 M delivers a more refined chassis tested over 8,000 kilometers at the Nurburgring. BMW confidently announced a Nürburgring lap time at the level of BMW M3 E92. The size of the new F86 BMW X6 M has been increased. Compared to the E71, the F86 X5 M measures 193.3 in versus 191.97 in. The width of the two generations is nearly identical, 78.3 in vs 78.07 in, the F86 being the wider one. The F86 X6 M is also slightly higher, 66.5 in vs 66.3 in while the wheelbase is almost perfectly matching in size: 115.5 in vs 115.47 in.

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BMW has not only improved the looks of the second generation X6 M but also its power output delivering now 575 hp and 750 Newton meters to all four wheels. The engine is matted to an eight-speed automatic, modified by M. The all-wheel drive xDrive and Dynamic Performance Control DPC will adjust force distribution based on the driving situation. The sprint from 0 to 100 km / h is only 4.2 seconds, he predecessor still took half a second longer. Despite the improved performance, fuel consumption was reduced by about 20 percent to 11.1 liters per 100 km.

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As always, take a look at the photo gallery below and tell us which model you like best.

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[Source: Bimmertoday] The article Photo Comparison: F86 BMW X6 M vs E71 BMW X6 M appeared first on BMW BLOG

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